A. One Supreme Court case during the Marshall court that asserted federal power over state laws was the Cohens v. Virginia case in 1821. The Virginia courts convicted the Cohen brothers for selling Washington, D.C. lottery tickets illegally. This case was taken to the Supreme Court and Mashall and the Court established the principle that the Supreme Court could review a state court’s decision involving any of the powers of the federal government. This noted that the Federal Court can overthrow a State Court’s decision.
B. Another Supreme Court case during the Marshall court that asserted federal power over state laws was the McCulloch v. Maryland case in 1819. Maryland attempted to tax the Second Bank of the United States. The bank was settled in Maryland. John Marshall had stated that the “power to tax is the power to destroy” so he ordered that a state could not tax a federal organization. He concluded that the Bank of the United States was constitutional and that Maryland did not possess the right to tax the bank because Federal laws are supreme over State laws.
C. An effect in the enforcement of McCulloch v. Maryland in 1819 was that Maryland enacted a law that taxes any currency that isn’t a Maryland Bank. Another effect of the case was the enlargement of the Second Bank of the United States, which Andrew Jackson opposed of and the expansion of banks in the U.S. but it has still remained constitutional.